IT'S HERE! Get ready for #SocialAdvent 2018 🎅🎄


Each year, schools all around the world share their inspiring #SchoolStories throughout December. Each day, there's a new challenge to tackle and share with your community. We call it #SocialAdvent.

Will you be taking part?

The #SocialAdvent Challenge 2018

December has been a firm favourite at @intSchools HQ over past years. We put a lot of time into making this challenge as fun as possible for all schools and teaching professionals, who want to get involved.

This year, we are looking to make our fifth #SocialAdvent challenge - can you believe it - the greatest one yet, with a record number of participants across a global audience. To make it extra special, our creative Jedi have been hard at work - coming up with and designing a bigger, better and up-to-date #SocialAdvent, to help spread festive cheer throughout December. 

Get involved!

Download the #SocialAdvent Calendar using the links below. We have created two versions for you:

  • poster - download and stick to your wall

  • foldable desk calendar - download, fold in half and keep on your desk

What do I do?

The rules are simple. Each day we will ask you to do a festive challenge using social media. This could be posting your favourite Christmas joke or creating a time lapse video. Everything is shared across social media using the #SocialAdvent hashtag. At the end of each day, on Twitter, we'll pick a winner. 

Use the links above to print off a full-size version of the #SocialAdvent calendar. Time to start planning each day 😉

What do I win?

Pride. Glory. Your school's immortalisation behind a #SocialAdvent window. Everything you could ever want!

What happened in previous years?

Need some inspiration? Want to know which schools won a challenge? Take a look at some of the amazing content we saw for #SocialAdvent 2017

The reach of this challenge has increased year-on-year. Across all previous years, we have seen:

  • over 80 schools from 17 different countries taking part

  • over 3.5 million people have been reached from all accounts taking part

It was fantastic to see different social media channels being employed for #SocialAdvent. While Twitter was (and still is) the primary platform being used to share content, we saw fantastic stuff going out on Instagram and Facebook. This year, why not test out a few new platforms you thought you would never use?

REMEMBER to use #SocialAdvent for every post, no matter which social media platform you are sharing to, so that we can see what you are publishing, wherever you decide to post it 👍

Let's make this the best #SocialAdvent yet!

We'll see you Dec 1st ❄️